[blfs-support] make shadow fails after installation of Linux-PAM

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 06:08:15 PST 2012

On Fri, 3 Feb 2012 14:05:30 +0100
Ronnie van Aarle <ronnie.van.aarle at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> I'm attempted installing shadow-, however, running make results in
> gcc: error: /lib64/libpam_misc.so: No such file or directory
> gcc: error: /lib64/libpam.so: No such file or directory.
> etc etc.
> The last step from Linux-PAM is:
> if [ -L /lib/libpam.so ]; then
>    for LINK in libpam{,c,_misc}.so; do
>        ln -v -sf ../../lib/$(readlink /lib/${LINK}) /usr/lib/${LINK} &&
>        rm -v /lib/${LINK}
>    done
> fi
> So these files are in another path, /usr/lib. I suppose

ls {/usr,}/lib/libpam_misc.so*

> I should
> sed -i -e '|/lib64/libpam_misc.so|/usr/lib64/libpam_misc.so' -e \
>          -e '|/lib64/libpam.so|/usr/lib64/libpam.so|' <somefile>
> To modify the shadow build scripts in order to point to the right path.
> However, I don't know what file, and I'm also not sure how this sed syntax
> should be.

Looking at the shadow-, it seems that it's libtool
that's getting the path from libpam_misc.la. Please post the output from:
cat {/usr,}/lib/libpam_misc.la


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